Leinster and Ulster for the title, a win for Connacht Girls

​​​​​The Women's and Girls' Interprovincial Matches take place from July 10 - 12 at Castledargan Golf Club

  • 11 July 2018

Caption: Emma Thorne (Leinster) during Thursday's foursomes matches at Castle Dargan (Photo: Pat Cashman Photography) 

DRAW and SCORING (Women's Interprovincial Matches)
DRAW and SCORING​ (Girls' Interprovincial Matches)

It was an upset for the books today at the Women’s and Girls’ Interprovincial Matches in Castle Dargan.

Having comfortably overcome Munster in yesterday’s match, the Ulster girls team struggled from the off against the Connacht home side and went 2-1 down following the morning foursomes. Determined not to let this opportunity slide, the girls in blue carded three wins courtesy of Ada Bowler, Chloe O’Connor and Annabel Greham to clinch the win by 5 points to 3.

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​Caption: Annabel Greham (Connacht) who has won 2.5/4 points so far in the Girls' Inteprovincial Matches (Credit: Pat Cashman Photography)

On the other side of the course, Leinster and Munster would do battle, but despite wins for Anna Dawson and Corrina Griffin in the foursomes and for Niamh Dwyer against recent Leinster Girls’ Champion Anna Foster in the singles, the strong Leinster side remain unbeaten as they head to the final day’s play at the Co. Sligo resort. 

In the Women’s matches, it was a clean sweep for Ulster in the morning foursomes. Although Maeve Kelly and Claire Staunton were 3 holes ahead for Connacht through 10, a run of 4 birdies from the pairing of Lucy Simpson and Chloe Weir on the back 9 would ensure a 2&1 victory. In the afternoon, Emma Forbes’ win versus Hilary Hall was followed by a half point for Louise Coffey against Shannon Burke while Lucy Simpson and Chloe Weir carded 1.5 points between them. Kate Gallagher earned a sole point for her side as she triumphed over Jessica Ross on the final green. 

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Caption: Chloe Weir (Ulster) (Credit: Pat Cashman Photography)

An unblemished start to the day for Leinster was hindered by wins from Sarah Cunningham and Aideen Walsh in the top two singles matches for Munster. However, the next two points would go in Leinster’s favour as Maynooth University Scholars Meadhbh Doyle and Clodagh Walsh prevailed meaning the tie would end 5-3 to Leinster.

Day 3 will see Leinster now take on Ulster for the Women’s title while Connacht face Munster in the third place decider.
Tuesday 10th July: Ulster vs. Munster; Connacht vs. Leinster
Wednesday 11th July: Leinster vs. Munster; Connacht vs. Ulster
Thursday 12th July: Munster vs. Connacht; Ulster vs. Leinster